Chances are you have seen it already, but after catching Nery Castillo's venom-laced tirade at the Mexican media earlier this week, I couldn't resist posting it.
Here it is:
I didn't have time to translate for you non-Spanish speakers (folks are more than welcome to in the comments section) but the gist of his tirade was that the Mexican media doesn't support the national team and writes about anything but soccer. He also went on to say that Mexico's soccer pundits don't know anything about soccer because they haven't played soccer at the highest level, unlike Brazil and Argentina, where many pundits are former standout players.
The Chicago Tribune's Luis Arroyave took the time to translate some of the better moments (though be warned, Oswaldo Sanchez tells me Arroyave's Spanish is kind of shaky.)
While Castillo may have a point (Mexican media do tend to sensationalize and create controversy), he probably lost many of the points he earned from the tirade in his last line, when he said the following:
"You know the difference? I'm in Europe, and you're in Mexico, and you'll always be in Mexico."
Um, yeah, not the best line ever.
Now either Nery Castillo hates Mexico as a country and doesn't think much of it (which shouldn't be that shocking considering he didn't exactly grow up there), OR he is under the misguided notion that journalists, like players, can move on to Europe if they are good enough. While the latter is entirely possible, most people will assume the first, which doesn't bode well for Castillo.
What did you think of Castillo's outburst (assuming you understood it)? Think Castillo had a point? Was it a sign of turmoil in the Mexico locker room? Think the outburst could actually bring the Mexican national team together ahead of its crucial qualifier vs. Costa Rica?
Share your thoughts below.